How often should you change the air filter of your storage room's HVAC system?

Changing the air filters of your storage room’s HVAC system is an essential practice to ensure you maintain the desirable storage room’s indoor environment.

It also ensures air moves adequately throughout your storage room.

The air in your storage room usually contains dirt, dust, and other contaminants, which accumulate over time and clog the filter. A clogged air filter inhibits proper airflow throughout your HVAC, which could lead to multiple problems for your HVAC system. Some of these issues are severe and could lead to system failure. When air is pulled into your HVAC system, it is first cooled or warmed and then forced through the ducts that distribute it evenly in your storeroom. The HVAC air filters clean the air before it’s drawn in through the blower and circulated via the ducts. When air is forced through the air filter, the filter material, typically pleated paper or cloth, traps particles present in the air. Even though your storage room’s air filters should be changed at least once every month, you can change them even before their lifespan lapses if they accumulate too many particles. To ensure that you change your air filters before they become noticeably ineffective, look out for indicators of a poorly functioning air filter. They include an air conditioning unit that is too hot. If your filter is clogged, it forces your HVAC unit to work harder, making it hot. Another sign that your storage room’s air filter needs changing is if your electricity bill spikes. Faulty air filters cause inefficiencies to your system as they will have to generate more power to compel air through your filters.


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